Sometime in the near future the weather will change and the rain and cold will set in for a few months and our Club House will revert to its winter mode.
A few hard core golf enthusiasts will still show up regardless of the weather but most of us will turn our attention to other ways of spending our winter.
Last season our Club House was closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the months of November, December, January and February. The plan this year is to do exactly the same thing. We found out it was the most economical way to operate for the amount of revenue we were getting. We made an analysis of previous years' income on a daily basis and consequently instituted that schedule.
If we could generate more business from our membership and outside functions then we could open all week. For this to happen, we need more participation during the days that we are open. At this time, we plan to carry on with “Line Dancing” on Thursday afternoon; TGIF on Friday followed by “Darts Night” and also have that day as the “cheap beer day”. Efforts are being made to either rent or use Saturday evening for social events. Sundays will still have our “Famous Breakfast” and the Museum Society will have their meat draw every second Sunday afternoon from to .
We are open for suggestions from the membership and the sooner the better as we are in the process of budgeting for the next twelve months. We are now looking for winter months' activities that will make use of the Club House. Knowing the success of the Golf and Grill during the golf season, we have been flirting with the idea of providing one evening a week when we could have "Grill and Feature Wine". This could be Thursday evenings. Reservations would have to be made and each dinner would feature an affordable wine. Let us know if that would interest you. E-mail me your opinion one way or the other as it would be a great help.
The AGM has been set for Sunday December 3rd at 10am at the Club House.
The highlight of September was the Club Championship and the exceptional weather. The picture for the Club Championship can be seen on the web site. As could have been expected, Curtis Smith won the men’s low gross and Norm Perron was the men’s overall low net winner. On the ladies side, Kim won the gross and Cheryl Larivee won the low net.
A new trophy was presented to the best low gross left handed golfer and this went to Bob McClelland. The trophy was presented by friends of Ron Hadfield who used to play pool with Ron. Ron was also a left hander and therefore the trophy is named the Ron Hadfield Trophy.
Tournaments for the Month of October
Last Ladies day is set for Tuesday October 3rd and the last Men’s Day on the 19th of October.
Men's Day on October 5th is the Twin Beach Scramble
October 7th Sole survivor #3 Starting at 3:pm
October 8th Sole Survivor #4. Starting at 3:pm
October 9th Thanksgiving Monday TNT scramble.
The format is changed this year. Sign up and we will put players on teams, keeping team handicaps even.
October 21&22 Ryder Cup. Our world famous Steak & Beans Challenge
Sign up sheets for all these tournaments are posted in the Club House.
The Social Committee would like to report a very successful "Italian Night" on Saturday, Sept. 23 - great fun was had by all and Lou Grandanti provided superb entertainment.
We are now beginning to plan our Christmas party for December 9 so keep your calendars open
This month's Birdie is not as informative as we would like to see it. This is the time of year when everything seems to come to a halt. We need input and we urge all members to provide us with material that they would like to see in our monthly Birdie. This is a great vehicle to exercise your creativity and contribute to the Club. All members are invited to submit.